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    safety squat bar question

    Recently picked up a bar to convert to a safety squat bar with the help from a welder/engineer at work. Looking to confirm the dimensions if possible. I was told the angle for the handles in front are roughly 15-20degress in relation to the bar but i need to know the amount of camber on the end of the bar. From what I can tell it looks to be roughly 4 inches in most cases.

    Can someone give me some input that has access to one.

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    our SSB had a significantly larger camber, I want to say in the neighborood of a foot, maybe more?

    I don't think it will necessarily matter how big the camber is, it will just change the dynamic of the lift. Bigger/more forward camber = more difficult to stay tight, but with less weight used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzk464s View Post
    our SSB had a significantly larger camber, I want to say in the neighborood of a foot, maybe more?

    I don't think it will necessarily matter how big the camber is, it will just change the dynamic of the lift. Bigger/more forward camber = more difficult to stay tight, but with less weight used.
    I was unaware they had that much camber. I have a rackable camber squat bar and it has an industry typical 14 inch camber so I definately wanna stay significantly less than that for variety purposes. Make sense what you said about the dynamic of the lift.
    Thanks for the input.
    Last edited by blong; 11-04-2010 at 02:48 PM.

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